Fred S. Conte, Ph.D.

Fred Conte

Unit
Aquaculture Specialist Emeriti, Department of Animal Science

Bio

Biography

Dr. Fred Conte is retired from the University of California on October 30, 2020, after 43 years of service as a Cooperative Extension (CE), Aquaculture Specialist. He joined the UC System after serving seven years with Texas A&M University working for the Experiment Station, and six years as a CE Aquaculture Specialist and marine shrimp researcher. "I have loved and take pride in my affiliation with the Department and University, and look forward to its continued growth and service." 

Education

  • B.S., Lamar State College of Technology, 1963.
  • M.S., Texas A&M University, 1966.
  • Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 1972.

Extension Interests

  • Freshwater and Marine Aquaculture Production
  • Aquaculture Regulatory and Associated Public Policy Issues
  • Aquatic Animal Welfare

Research Interests

  • Modeling and computer simulation applications in shellfish sanitation
  • Statistical analysis in shellfish sanitation
  • Digital Information Dissemination
  • Humane slaughter of finfish

Additional information about Dr. Conte's Programs

Selected Publications

Conte, F.S. 2010. Animal welfare: growing factor in international aquaculture. Global Aquaculture Alliance, (September/October) 78-79.
 
Conte, F.S. and A. Ahmadi. 2009. AQUARIUS: A Simulation Program for Evaluating Water Quality Closure Rules for Shellfish Industry. Proceedings of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers. pp 5.
 
Conte, F.S. and Abbas Ahmadi. 2009. Aquarius: Shellfish sanitation simulator rainfall and water quality closure rule evaluator, version 2.0. Copyright 2009-2010, Regents of University of California. Software and manual. p 114.
 
Conte, F.S. and Abbas Ahmadi. 2009. Weather Processing Computer Programs. Copyright 2009-2010, Regents of University of California. Software and manual p. 17.
 
Conte, F.S. 2007. Global Competition and Niche Marketing: Organic aquaculture and animal welfare, potential tools for success. Proceedings of the National Aquaculture Extension Conference. Cincinnati, OH. May 1-5. 2007.
 
Conte, F. S. and AS. Ahmadi. 2007. AQUARIUS Version Release 2.0: Expanded Analytical Tool for Industry and Agencies to Evaluate Shellfish Harvest Closure Rules. Proceedings of the National Aquaculture Extension Conference. Cincinnati, OH. May 1-5. 2007.

Podcasts

Conte, F.S. 2009. Introduction and Phytoplankton I. 01-California-aquaculture.mp3. Aquaculture Podcast from the University of California, Davis. 4 min: 18 sec. http://aqua.ucdavis.edu and http://iTunes.com. 2007 (Revised 2009).
 
Conte, F.S. 2009. Phytoplankton II. 02-California-Aquaculture.mp3. Aquaculture Podcast from the University of California, Davis. 23 min: 13 sec. http://aqua.ucdavis.edu and http://iTunes.com. 2007 (Revised 2009).
 
Conte, F.S. 2009.  Oyster Sexuality and Sexual Expression. 04-California-Aquaculture.mp3. Aquaculture Podcast from the University of California, Davis. 21 min: 52 sec. http://aqua.ucdavis.edu and http://iTunes.com.
 
Conte, F.S. 2009. Eastern Oyster and Natural Reproduction. 05-California-Aquaculture.mp3. Aquaculture Podcast from the University of California, Davis. 14 min: 37 sec. http://aqua.ucdavis.edu and http://iTunes.com.
 
Conte, F.S. 2009. Historical West Coast Oyster Industry. 06-California-Aquaculture.mp3. Aquaculture Podcast from the University of California, Davis. 22 min: 22 sec. http://aqua.ucdavis.edu and http://iTunes.com.

Flash Videos

Conte, F.S. 2007. 01-CALIFORNIA MARINE AQUACULTURE, and consideration for off-shore marine aquaculture, Flash Video 21 Slides, plus voice, 23 minutes 5 sec..
 
Conte, Fred S. 2007. 02-AQUARIUS-VER2 A shellfish sanitation simulation and analytical software for rainfall closures. Flash Video, 40 slides pluse voice, 29 minutes 7 sec.
 
Conte, F.S. 2007. 03-GLOBAL COMPETITION & NICHE MARKETING Organic aquaculture and animal welfare, potential tools for success. Flash Video, 18 slides plus voice, 17 minutes 42 sec.